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Steadily Growing Sustainability

The demand for high-performing and sustainable buildings continues to increase all of the time. We see it in the page of the magazine. The majority of projects showcased are either LEED certified or have a significant amount of sustainable features. We hear it when we talk to architects and contractors...

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Design Details

In Chicago this week, championships have been on everyone's minds as the Chicago Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. While the winners of the 2015 Metal Architecture Design Awards don't get to spend the next several weeks carrying around the Stanley Cup, they do get to revel...

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Designing for Impact

The theme for last month's American Institute of Architect's (AIA) National Convention was Impact. During the days spent in Atlanta, there was a lot of discussion about the impact of architecture and design, while also sharing the stories of the architects who are designing the buildings. AIA President Elizabeth Chu...

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Still Planning: 2016

My first blog I wrote for Modern Trade Communications was titled " Plan Your Plans Carefully." It dealt with the efforts and activities our editorial staff goes through to put together our annual editorial calendar. It described how we look at a whole year's worth of topics and potential subjects...

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Healthy Living

For most of us, it is a fact of life that we will end up spending time in a hospital or health care facility at some point in our lives. Whether we are the patient, or visiting a parent, spouse, friend or family member, we want our time spent in...

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5 Websites about Architecture Travel

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, designed by Zaha Hadid, London, in association with Integrated Design Solutions, Troy, Mich., won a Metal Architecture design award in 2013. by Christopher Brinckerhoff, associate editor Are you traveling this summer? Unless you're going on a wilderness expedition...

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